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New Affordable Housing Project Coming to Downtown San Jose

The McEvoy project will have 689 apartments, including 375 affordable housing units

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San Jose is moving closer to a major new affordable housing development near Diridon Station.

It's the first major housing project moving forward near Google's planned Downtown Village. The new housing is slated for McEvoy Street near Dupont, just off Bird Avenue, and will have 689 apartments, including 375 affordable housing units.

The project also calls for the demolition of more than 64,000 square feet of existing industrial buildings on McEvoy Street in order to build the affordable housing units.

The project is scheduled to be completed in three to four years.

First Community Housing, known for affordable housing developments, is building the apartments. They'll be in the shadow of Google's planned Downtown West project, furthering the city's goal of building more housing close to transit.

Google is also planning to build more affordable housing downtown.

“Overall 13,500 new units will be built; 4,000 of them will be Google's and 1,000 will be affordable housing, and that’s in addition to the McEvoy affordable housing,” said San Jose Director of Economic Development Nanci Klein.

Steve Taormina, who lives in the area said he's concerned the additional apartments will create new challenges.

“These units one and there’s affordable housing and senior housing, and the city has also eliminated street parking in this area, so having those additional housing units will only make it worse,” he said.

Work is expected to begin sometime next year.

There will be a community meeting to discuss the McEvoy project on Nov. 16.

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